As planting is critical for everything else that happens during the growing season, the dry conditions have led to a variety of questions this planting season regarding soil conditions, planting depth, irrigation and herbicides.
NASS will ask producers to provide information online or by mail about the types of crops they intend to plant in 2022, how many acres they intend to plant and the amounts of grain and oilseed stored on their farms.
For the week ending May 30, 2021, there were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 10% short, 82% adequate and 6% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 17% short, 78% adequate and 2% surplus.